A Dividing Nation Chapter 9x

A Dividing Nation Chapter: 9
Was the Civil War
HOT ROC: Choose one question to
respond to.
• If you are involved in a serious argument in which
something important is at stake, is it better to
compromise with or confront your opponent?
Explain your reasoning.
• Read pg 105 and analyze the picture on pg 104.
What does this event tell you about the “climate” in
and around the Federal Government before the Civil
• New Vocab: Abolition
“Events Leading to the Civil War.”
Sections 9.2, 9.3, 9.4
• Copy the graphic organizer into your notebook, use a WHOLE page.
Missouri Compromise – Missouri 1820
applied to join the Union as a slave
state. This would have upset the
balance of power in the Senate
between free and slave states.
Compromise or Conflict
In order to maintain the balance
of power in the Senate, Missouri
was allowed to enter the Union as
a slave state and the state of
Maine was created out of
Massachusetts territory and
admitted as a free state.
• On the side of the timeline labeled
“Compromise,” place events from the list
below that you believe reflected a spirit of
compromise. On the side of the timeline
labeled “Conflict,” place events that you
believe showed a spirit of conflict. Be sure to
▫ the name and date of the event.
▫ a short description of the event.
▫ a brief explanation of why you believe this
event showed a spirit of compromise or
Year Compromise
or Conflict
• Events
Missouri Compromise
Compromise of 1850
Fugitive Slave Law
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Kansas-Nebraska Act
Republican Party
Dred Scott decision
John Brown’s raid
Fort Sumter
Compromise of 1850 (1850)
The Compromise of 1850 was . . .
It showed a spirit of compromise
because . . .

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